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Sagacious


My w

ord for this week is ‘sagacious‘. It means having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions.
It is one thing to show or have the ability to do something and it is another thing to make good decisions. I like this firebrand word. Like I said in my last post, I’ll be off for a bit – till late June. I’ll explain when I come back but I couldn’t resist the urge to pop in and say:
‘HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!’
I especially want to appreciate all the new subscribers. (Old subscribers I love you too especially because you keep coming back!). Thank you for hitting that follow button. For the visitors on here reading this, it doesn’t take a minute really. Hit follow via email, enter your email address and you’re done!

Thank you.

In the mean time, enjoy posts from the blog. Feel free to use the search button for topics you might be interested in and I’d love if you left a comment to let me know your thoughts as well.

Some of my recent favourites are:

Leadership and Management

The concept of relativity

Achieving Balance

Feel free to explore more.

I’ve spoken too much. I’m off again,
Ciao!

Shay

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Posted in Musings

Preach what you practice


It’s almost a new month. It’s hard to believe that we’re almost in the

second month of the second quarter of 2018. The year is super quick yeah? Well, maybe it’s just me.
Anyway, today I want to quickly reflect and share a brief testimony with us. As at this time about a year ago (first week May), I had a serious medical issue and I ended up being bundled on a bike (commercial motorcycle) to the hospital. I was seriously struggling to breathe when I was admitted but with time, I felt a little better. After a few hours, I heard the man in the bed behind mine (general ward in a general hospital) scream ‘My chest!’ and in about a minute or so, he was gone. Imagine that! He was breathing fine and the next second he couldn’t again and the next, he was gone. Unfortunately, I had to spend the night in that same ward alone (I had to send my friends away, I needed time to bond with my doctor 😁) and overnight someone else kept screaming about how uncomfortable she was at intervals. All in all, I’m super grateful for my life and my health because I take it for granted sometimes. It’s good to just reflect and like the psalmist David says ‘Bless the Lord, oh my soul and forget not all his benefits’. There are times you just sit down and think and begin to count your blessings.
This post is supposed to be brief. Remember when I said that what I write isn’t from a point of ‘been there, done that, now past that’? They are things I’m learning from on a regular myself. A lot of people scream practice what you preach in order to keep people accountable but something I have observed recently is that it is more effective to preach what you practice especially because it is already working for you and people can see results. To me that is a call for ‘No excuses’. I have a responsibility to myself to produce results I know can come from applying certain principles, which means I must diligent in applying them. That being said, in a bid to continue to be excellent in delivering posts Sunday by Sunday, I’ll have to take a break. I’ll be back fully by June and don’t worry I’ll gist you then. It’s nothing serious really, it’s just that something else would have priority for the next few weeks and I don’t want to just scribble something and send or leave this space blank without notifying you. You’re special to me and thank you for always coming back.
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Love you Ganaija fam,

Shay.

Posted in Examination Excellence, Musings, Uncategorized

I need help!!!


Him: How’s prep going?
Me: I need help
Him: You? Need help? I don’t believe.
Me: You see that’s the problem. Nobody believes me.
Him: Yes nah, how can YOU need help?
This conversation held between me and someone else few weeks ago. It was kind of annoying because it is a typical conversation and as much as I’m honoured by the fact that people think I have stuff under control, I need them to realise when I need help. I mean usually I’d have said fine and moved on but I said I need help!! 😥
This post is a cry to two sets of people:
– The ‘can-helps’ and
– The ‘

oversabis’

I’ll start with category 2.
Dear oversabis,
Please stop spoiling our market. If you’ve read, you’ve read. Stop trying to form humble and then coming to daze the whole world. You make the ‘can help’s think we want to take advantage of them. If you want to show yourself, feel free. We would even hail you but please don’t start by forming you need help and then turning tables around.
Dear can helps,
Please note that some of us are genuinely in need of help. The oversabis have spoiled our market small but some of us are still genuine. Please don’t make assumptions especially if that individual has not done oversabi for you before. Thanks in advance for your help.
Signed,
Those that genuinely need help but can’t get it because of the general notion that they have it all together.

P.S. Not everyone might be able to relate with this post. It is more peculiar to student environments.

P.P.S. I don’t know how to translate oversabi. By next post, I’ll have a proper translation or at least an interpretation.

Shay.